The Premier League match at King Power Stadium on Sunday will see home team Leicester City ready themselves for the visit of Arsenal.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Leicester City v Arsenal are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Leicester City will be wanting a better result here after a 0-2 Europa League loss in their previous game against Slavia Prague.
In that game, Leicester City had 61% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 on target. At the other end, Slavia Praha got 7 shots at goal with 3 on target. Lukáš Provod (49') and Abdallah Sima (79') scored for Slavia Prague.
Their latest results really do illustrate the point that things are going according to plan in the Leicester City backline. The Foxes have given the opposition little, resulting in the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past 6 clashes standing at 4.
Coming into this meeting, Leicester City haven't been beaten in the league by Arsenal in their previous 4 games.
Arsenal will come into the encounter after a 3-2 Europa League win as they beat Benfica in their most recent game.
In that game, Arsenal had 52% possession and 10 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Arsenal, goals were scored by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (21', 87') and Kieran Tierney (67'). At the other end, Benfica had 6 shots on goal with 2 on target. Diogo Gonçalves (43') and Rafa Silva (61') scored for Benfica.
Looking at their form, and Arsenal have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals in total. At the back, The Gunners have seen their frailties exposed. We will find out whether or not that trend can be sustained in this game.
Looking at their past form shows that Arsenal:
- have not emerged victorious against Leicester City in games played away from home for the previous 4 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 22/10/2018 shows that Leicester City have won 3 of these & Arsenal 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A sum of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 8 from The Foxes and 6 being from The Gunners. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was Premier League match day 6 on 25/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Arsenal 0-1 Leicester City.
In that game, Arsenal managed 56% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
Leicester City had 6 shots at goal with 2 on target. Jamie Vardy (80') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Craig Pawson.
Team News: Leicester City
James Justin (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Wes Morgan (Back Injury), Wesley Fofana (Thigh Muscle Strain) and Dennis Praet (Hamstring Injury) won’t be able to feature for Leicester gaffer Brendan Rodgers.
Team News: Arsenal
Due to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash.
It’s looking like Arsenal and Leicester City may well find themselves both scoring in what promises to be a very even battle here.
There should be little in it, and a draw looks to be quite a realistic result. We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a 1-1 score at the end of the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: King Power Stadium (32,261)
Captain: Wes Morgan
Chairman: Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
Manager: Brendan Rodgers
Competitions: Premier League position 3, FA Cup (Sixth Round), Europa League (Round of 32)
🔑 Star Player: Jamie Vardy
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, Jamie Vardy was born in Sheffield, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Fleetwood Town in the 2011 - 2012 season, the skilful Forward has managed to score 12 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 21 appearances.